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Thread: Save money! TextPlus instead of AT&T sms plan?

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    Default Save money! TextPlus instead of AT&T sms plan?
    So I want to get the new iphone but damn is it expensive. It will cost me around $97/month (thats including the 22% tax here in NY) with the cheapest voice and 1500 text messages. So I was thinking can I use TextPlus instead of getting AT&T's sms plan? And I'm sure a new app will be made like TextPlus but takes advantage of the new push notifications of 3.0.

    So let me know, Thanks

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    My wife and I gave progams like that a quick run only to find out if someone were to text you it doesn't use your number. Instead someone sends their message to a 20 digit number. A bit inconvient. Other than that they def work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djdraco View Post
    My wife and I gave progams like that a quick run only to find out if someone were to text you it doesn't use your number. Instead someone sends their message to a 20 digit number. A bit inconvient. Other than that they def work.
    huh? it was inconvient for the person texting you? whats the 20 digit number? (your number)

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    You can do email, it's a bit more complicated than text, but works well for me on my iPod. I just tested phone -> email, works fine (Moto SLVR L7 -> iPod via email). You can figure out the email suffixes here. The only downside is the character limit. My friends complain my texts get cut off because I send too much, it doesn't put it in another text like it does when you type long text messages. However, I think this beats paying for a text plan since you already have data on your iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDreamer View Post
    You can do email, it's a bit more complicated than text, but works well for me on my iPod. I just tested phone -> email, works fine (Moto SLVR L7 -> iPod via email). You can figure out the email suffixes here. The only downside is the character limit. My friends complain my texts get cut off because I send too much, it doesn't put it in another text like it does when you type long text messages. However, I think this beats paying for a text plan since you already have data on your iPhone.
    My only problem I can think of with this method and using an app such as TextPlus is whether or not someone can text me, or will I have to text them first for them to contact me?

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    na it was some weird number. had nothing to do with a phone number. she had it on hers and if i wanted to text i had to send it to that random ace number. and everytime i recieved a message it had something at the top of it taking up character space.
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    weird numbers aside, if you're looking to send out texts and don't want to pay, textplus is what you need.

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    I use AOL's free "Touch Text" program now and it does the trick well (and has PUSH). I personally got tired of Textplus, simply because it was just another email address, basically. Heck, you both could get Yahoo mail and do the same thing Textplus offers, too.

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